Scotland’s potential for energy storage

Posted on April 28th, 2016

The Scottish Chambers of Commerce have announced that due to excess electricity production from wind farms, Scotland could become a world leader in developing new energy storage technologies which in turn will create more than 5,000 jobs throughout the country. … Continue reading

Coal’s demise is Renewables’ gain

Posted on April 21st, 2016

For the first time in the UK, on Saturday the 9th of April 2016 solar panels generated more electricity than coal. Analysis from Carbon Brief confirmed that on that day solar generated 29 GWh of electricity – 4% of the … Continue reading

Achieving 50% renewable generation

Posted on April 7th, 2016

Statistics published last week by the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change show that 57.7% of electricity consumed in Scotland in 2015 was generated by renewable sources, 7.7% above the government set 50% target. John Swinney, Deputy First Minister … Continue reading

Hydropower in Scotland

Posted on April 1st, 2016

Research by renewable energy industry trade body Scottish Renewables has shown that all renewable hydro projects with planning permission in the UK are in Scotland. The announcement, made prior to the Scottish Renewables Hydro Conference and Exhibition in Perth on … Continue reading

Scotland’s Emissions Reduction Targets

Posted on March 24th, 2016

A new report from independent government advisors at the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) have stated that Scotland must cut its greenhouse gas emissions by nearly two thirds over the next fourteen years in order to make its climate targets. … Continue reading

The Case for Renewable Energy

Posted on March 10th, 2016

A new YouGov survey commissioned by Scottish Renewables has again shown that renewable energy is the popular source of power in Scotland. The survey revealed that 62% of the 1000 surveyed would support a large-scale wind turbine installation in their … Continue reading

The changing face of renewables

Posted on March 3rd, 2016

Energy UK, the country’s largest energy lobbying group and representative of the big six energy providers has shifted its stance on energy production and has announced that it will start promoting green energy and low-carbon energy generation. Lawrence Slade Energy … Continue reading

Innovation in Renewable Energy

Posted on February 25th, 2016

In their annual open Gates Foundation letter Bill and Melinda Gates revealed their plans to inspire innovation in new technologies for tackling climate change, energy policy, and gender inequality. Bill’s portion of the letter, which is addressed directly to teenagers … Continue reading

Doing well, could do better

Posted on February 11th, 2016

January was another great month for renewable energy in Scotland with wind power generating 48% of the country’s entire energy needs for the month. Also there were 22 days when wind generated enough electricity to power every residential home in … Continue reading

Constructing the future

Posted on February 4th, 2016

Last year Perth and Kinross council launched a new programme of upgrades and improvements to their schools in an effort to modernise them and create “high-quality learning and teaching environment for pupils and staff.” As part of this project the … Continue reading